WXPN’s 17th annual NonCommvention—considered the premier gathering place for noncommercial music radio stations, industry members and music fans—is under way at World Café Live in Philadelphia. Performers this year include Blondie, Ani DiFranco, the Pixies, Benjamin Booker, and more.

If you don’t happen to be in or around Philly this week, VuHaus—a music discovery video platform for public media—is livestreaming the event for air-conditioned homes and offices everywhere: https://www.vuhaus.com/live

Photo by Robert Mongeluzzi

Funded in part by the Wyncote Foundation and operated by its founding partner, the Public Media Company, VuHaus is celebrating its 2nd anniversary (it launched at NonComm two years ago) this week. Its goal is to create exposure to and support emerging and local artists through collaborations with public radio stations in different markets around the country. Founding stations include KCRW (Los Angeles), KEXP (Seattle), KTBG The Bridge (Kansas City), KUTX (Austin), WFUV (New York City), and WXPN (Philadelphia). And today, the platform announced a new member to the fold: 88Nine Radio Milwaukee (WYMS).

 “We’re excited about this new partnership with VuHaus as it offers a new opportunity to get Milwaukee musicians on a bigger platform with a national audience,” said Jordan Lee, Programming Director at Radio Milwaukee, in a press release. “The video platform is an important focus for us as it allows our listeners to build a deeper connection with new and emerging artists.”

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Nina Sachdev

Nina Sachdev

Director of Communications

Nina Sachdev brings more than 20 years of journalism, news editing and marketing experience to her role as a communications director for Media Impact Funders (MIF). Since joining MIF in 2016, Nina has been leading efforts to showcase the power of media, journalism and storytelling to the philanthropic community. Through strategic communications, member engagement strategies and high-profile speaking events, Nina works to educate and inspire funders to make more strategic decisions about their media funding. Nina brings with her from her journalism days a special focus on sexual assault and reproductive health, and is a tireless advocate for the importance of quality, impactful media and journalism around these topics.
Nina cut her teeth in journalism at The Dallas Morning News, where—as an intern on the copy desk—she was tasked with editing the obituaries of famous people who hadn’t yet died. Since then, Nina has worked at The Santa Rosa Press Democrat, The Philadelphia Daily News and The Philadelphia Weekly in almost every editorial capacity imaginable, including senior editor, A1 editor (when that used to be a thing) and slot (does anyone remember that being a thing?).
Nina is the creator and editor of the award-winning The Survivors Project: Telling the Truth About Life After Sexual Abuse, which exposes the reality of healing from the effects of sexual abuse. Nina holds an M.A. in journalism from Temple University. She lives in Philadelphia with her family.